Cancelled: “We Miss Tap and We Miss You All Party”, Dec. 15th

UPCOMING EVENTS
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

Sadly, I must share that the Dec. 15th, “We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party” hosted by Jeanny Russell and Jaime Shuey is cancelled. Jeanny’s home experienced a flooding event and is no longer available.

David and I are so grateful for the loving impulse behind this event. We’ll keep you posted on our plans for future tap events in the new year.

Happy Holidays,
Jeannine

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
“We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party”, Dec. 15th from 6:30 -11 pm,
Jeanny Russell’s home at 1335 Redwood Ave
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

Who are the people in your inner circle? Who are the people who totally get who you are and love all of you? Who are the people that celebrate you? Who are the people you trust?

Two of the people in my inner circle are Jeanny Russell and Jaime Shuey and they are throwing a party this coming Friday…AND YOU ARE INVITED! David and I hope to see you there.
Date/Time:  December 15th from 6:30 pm-10 or 11 pm
Location: Jeanny’s house at 1335 Redwood Ave., Boulder
Please bring: a little snack to share.Tea, champagne, and wine will be provided.
RSVP: jruss57725@aol.com
Much appreciation to Jeanny and Jaime for hosting this gathering!

Opening your Crown Chakra  

We had a wonderful final session of Healing with Mantra last week focusing on the crown chakra.  If you were not able to join us or want the audio for your home practice, it is now available in my Free Healing Library. Also click here to check out my description of the crown chakra and how to find a connection to an eternal field of unconditional love and deep peace.

As I reach the recent completion of the journey through the Healing With Mantra sessions, I find myself reviewing the entire program and also thinking back to the 6 sessions of Healing with St. Hildegard. How I have enjoyed all of theseDoctor of the Soul sessions –  sharing the mantras and revisiting the music of St. Hildegard with all of you! Thank you for your huge hearts, your beautiful voices, and your commitment to healing and spiritual growth.

I look forward to more steps on this journey together as I make plans for the next program in the spring. Stay tuned!

Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality

Preparations continue for the two classes I will be teaching with David at the Fox Institute in February and March. After sharing the 4 paths of Creation Spirituality in the last few weeks, I also want to introduce you to the 12 principles of Creation Spirituality.  More will come in the class I will be teaching at the Fox Institute in February. But, below is a quick peek for now.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  Remember you have access to the audios for the Healing with Mantra for all 7 chakras in my Free Healing Library.  A recap of each chakra can be found here to support you in your practice at home.

The First Principle of Creation Spirituality

“The universe is fundamentally a blessing.  Our relationship with the Universe fills us with awe.”

Do you experience the Universe as a blessing? I do… and I really did this past weekend. David and I spent four glorious days in Breckenridge skiing under the magnificent Sun and crystal clear blue Sky. Remembering how the Native Americans teach us that the Sky is our father and that the Sun can be a brother or sister….wow did I feel blessed and awestruck. If the Sky is our father and the Sun is our brother….well….we are POWERHOUSES!!! Check out the vibrant blue SKY!

I was also filled with awe staying at One Ski Hill Place at the bottom of the Peak 8 chair lifts. Oh my, and they even had a ski valet…an angel of a man… whose smile and caring heart took such great care of us and our gear.  And then to top it off THE BRONCOS WON!!! Aaaahhh….now that too is a blessing.

So do me a favor and write me a little note about the blessings in your life…how does your relationship with the Universe fill you with awe? Let me know!

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
“We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party”, Dec. 15th from 6:30 -11 pm,
Jeanny Russell’s home at 1335 Redwood Ave
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

Take a look at the sweet little shoe hut in the Viriditas Home Studio!  I think it is darling.  A perfect place to pause for a moment and find the perfect shoes to tap dance in. A place to remember the importance of play and having fun. A place to remember that life is magical and full of JOY!

Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality

In recent weeks, my home has been filled with the passion and love that David has for spirituals and his heritage as he is preparing for the course he will be teaching Jan. 8 -12: Singing and Embodying the African American Spiritual, Freedom, and Protest Song.  What a joy to have the opportunity to be bathed with the sounds of such a soulful musician!  Click here to watch a webinar with David if you are interested in being part of this Fox Institute Intensive. If you are interested, act soon! The deadline to register for the class is December 8th.

We Miss TAP Party
Don’t forget to put this on your calendar: “We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party” hosted by Jeanny Russell and Jaime Shuey.

Date/Time:  December 15th from 6:30 pm-10 or 11 pm
Location: Jeanny’s house at 1335 Redwood Ave., Boulder
Please bring: a little snack to share. Tea, champagne, and wine will be provided.

I hope to see you there!

Seeing with Your Third Eye 
The mantra for the brow or third eye chakra (the sixth one) is available in my Free Healing Library now. You can listen and chant along with the audio to support you in your practice at home in seeing and understanding more clearly and trusting your intuition.

Check out my blog for a quick look and reminder of healing the brow chakra. The text can be used with the audio of the mantra, invoking the god, Shiva, who sees beyond the obvious with clear perception and shows what is truth.

Healing with Mantra – All 7 Chakras

The writing of The Healing with Mantra Guidebook is in full swing. It will be an easy-to-use manual that will be available in January/February. It will provide you with support in strengthening your practice at home in this healing work. At your own pace, on your own schedule.

The first section of the guidebook is almost complete and will be available to you soon for FREE. It’ll introduce you to the work of healing with mantra and share some of my personal experiences with this work that have touched my life.  Let me share a little peek into the book that I just completed and makes my heart sing!

One warm, sunny summer day when I was ten years old, I bought myself a few boxes of clay. When I got home, I pulled out a lump of cold, wet clay and began to create. Soon from the coaxing and caressing of my own hands, an elephant came to life.  

First one elephant.  

Then another.  

Then another.  

Until I had a whole herd of elephants!  I decorated each precious one with sparkling glitter of silver and gold.  
Oh, how I adored my collection of elephants for many months to come!  

Later, as an adult, I found myself sitting in a mantra class at the University of Creation Spirituality one afternoon.  Russill Paul, my teacher, was describing the Hindu deity Ganesh, a deity with the head of an elephant and the body of a human.  

My love of elephants came back to my mind, and I was completely captivated!  

Their strength, the way they moved their long trunks. Even their huge ears were fascinating to me. What a unique and beautiful creature! 

Guided by our teacher, we, as students in class, soon were learning the chant Om Gum Ganeshaya Namaha. The words started to become familiar to my mouth as I repeated them again and again, their power resonated within my whole body. My body became alive. It was energized.  

A big smile came to my lips.  

We were invited to move, if inspired, and I arose from my chair without hesitation. 

Soon, I felt the spirit of this great creature, the elephant, with its power and glory fill my body……

More will come and be available to you soon!

Finally, I have included below a brief picture of the fourth and final path on the journey of inner work within Creation Spirituality. The four paths are the foundation of the class I will be teaching at the Fox Institute in February. Take a moment to be introduced to the Via Transformativa.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  Remember you have access to the audios for the Healing with Mantra for the first 6 chakras in my Free Healing Library.  The 6th one just was added to the library!  A recap of each chakra can be found here to support you in your practice at home.

The Fourth Path of Creation Spirituality

The fourth path of Creation Spirituality is the Via Transformativa, the path of transformation. To transform is to make change to the form that exists.

When we enter into an interdependent connection with others, we have the potential to change who we are, who they are, and what exists in the world. True transformation.

How does transformation come about? 

Through compassion. We can see and understand others (and ourselves) as together we celebrate our shared joys and heal our shared pain. In doing so we have the possibility to sow a seed within ourselves that truly changes who we are and the world around us.

Picture the transformation that occurs to a seed. Take a moment and imagine a pumpkin seed, by itself, in your hand. You place it down in the soil in the earth and it starts to be fed by the nutrients in the soil, by the raindrops that reach it, by the light and warmth of the sunshine. Soon, it changes. It no longer is a seed, but a sprout. Then a plant, then a flower. And then a new fruit grows.

Now hold that picture as you consider a connection you have with a friend.  In the shared experience of healing a sorrow or pain with compassion, how does that change you or your friend? How does that change the world around you?

There is a reason why all deep spiritual leaders—Buddha, Jesus, Mohammad, and Black Elk to name a few, call us to Compassion. The Dali Lama confesses that compassion is his religion and we can do away with all religion but not with compassion. Jesus said: “Be you compassionate like your Creator in heaven is compassionate.” In Islam, “The Compassionate One” is by far the most used name for Allah in the Koran. Compassion is the “secret name for God” in Judaism.

Our current times are calling for our compassion. Compassion for ourselves and for others. Celebration of our joys and healing of our pain – together. And in that, the world can be transformed.

Interested in finding out more about The Fox Institute of Creation SpiritualityClick here.

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave
“We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party”, Dec. 15th from 6:30 -11 pm,
Jeanny Russell’s home at 1335 Redwood Ave
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

I’m so excited to tell you that the tap floor at the Viriditas Home Studio is done! Hurray! The ramps installed at the thresholds into the room create a lovely entrance into the sacred space. A sweet shoe hut has space for sitting to change shoes along with convenient storage for them. Soon David and I will conduct a special blessing for the space too. I’ll share further updates as we continue forward with this process.

On the tap front I also want to let you know that you are warmly invited to a “We Miss TAP and We Miss You All Party” hosted by Jeanny Russell and Jaime Shuey. Here are the details:

Date/Time: December 15th from 6:30 pm – 10 or 11 pm
Location: Jeanny’s house at 1335 Redwood Ave., Boulder
Please bring: a little snack to share. Tea, champagne, and wine will be provided.
RSVP: jruss57725@aol.com

We will share in the JOY of the season together!  David and I hope to see you there.

The last Healing with Mantra group session in 2017 coming this Saturday will focus on invoking Brahman to balance the crown chakra. Brahman is without a beginning and without an end and yet is within all. Brahman is cosmic spirit and infinite consciousness. The universal principle and eternal truth.  Brahman is the divine source of everything that exists and does not exist. Brahman is genderless. 

Join us as we step into the experience of Brahman through chanting a mantra to balance the crown chakra on December 2nd, 3:30 – 5 pm at the Viriditas Home Studio at 800 Zamia Ave.

You’re welcome to join us for this one even if you didn’t make it to the past sessions. I hope to see you! Tickets are available here.

Finding the Power within Your Voice 

The recording of the mantra for the throat chakra (the fifth chakra) is available in my Free Healing Library. It is the Healing Lakshmi Chant. You can listen and chant along with the audio to support you in your practice at home in finding the power within your voice.

Check out my latest blog for a quick look and reminder of healing the throat chakra. The information in the blog can be used with the audio of the mantra from the Free Healing Library invoking Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance and prosperity.

Healing with Mantra – All 7 Chakras

Work on The Healing with Mantra Guidebook continues. The book will be an easy-to-use guide that will be available in January/February. It will provide you support in strengthening your practice at home in this healing work. At your own pace, on your own schedule.

The first section will introduce you to the work of healing with mantra and share some of my personal experiences with this work that have touched my life in profound ways. That part will be made available to you FREE, for you to preview in December.

Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

This week I have included below a brief picture of the third path of four on the journey of inner work within Creation Spirituality. The four paths are the foundation of the class I will be teaching with David at the Fox Institute in February. Take a moment to be introduced to the Via Creativa.

I hope to see you this coming Saturday.
In the mean time… stay in Viriditas!
Jeannine

PS  Remember you have access to the audios for the Healing with Mantra for the first 5 chakras in my Free Healing Library. The last two recordings will be coming soon! A recap of each chakra can be found here to support you in your practice at home.

The Third Path of Creation Spirituality

As we enter into the experiences of the Via Positiva and the Via Negativa, there is the possibility for something new to be birthed within a third path, the Via Creativa. 

Imagine a spark being ignited to bring life to imagination and creativity.

As human beings, we are naturally creative. We are the creators and authors of our journey through our lives.

Within this creative nature that we all possess, we have the possibility to become a powerful healing force in the world. We can look with fresh eyes as a young child would in order to envision new possibilities into the future, while also understanding our connections to the past.

Our current times, as we know, require new solutions, new ideas, and new ways of thinking. We need new directions for becoming authors and creators of the solutions within our communities, locally and globally. So that all of us can live fully and peacefully on the earth.

Interested in finding out more about The Fox Institute of CreationSpirituality? Click here.

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave.
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

Ahhh, how I love Thanksgiving! I will be celebrating the holiday with David and three of our children and their friends. How grateful I am. I hope you will be connecting deeply with your loved ones during this heartwarming time of year.

The transition from the Viriditas Studio to the Viriditas Home Studio continues. I have recently created a beautiful sacred space for private sessions within my home. It’s a quiet and intimate space supporting a calm, relaxing, and safe environment for our work together.

Do you feel something is getting in the way of you having your best life?

Are you not quite clear on your divine purpose in life? What’s getting in your way?

Do you have the tools needed to remove any obstacles and to thrive in your life?

These are questions we can explore together in a private session in person or by phone or Skype.  I can offer specific spiritual practices to support your unique situation. I offer free 15-minute phone sessions to give you an opportunity to experience this work with me. Then, if you choose to continue forward, we will schedule a 45-minute session. Contact me via email at jeannine@viriditasllc.com if you would like to schedule a time for a free 15-minute phone session. You can find more information here.

The last Healing with Mantra group session for 2017 coming up in early December will focus on the crown chakra. The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, connects us to the divine. It is the source of our connection to the divine energy of creation and to our higher self. Also to the experience that we are one with everyone and everything in nature. The crown chakra, when open, radiates as a lotus flower with one thousand violet or white petals. 

Join David and me on December 2nd, 3:30-5 pm at the Viriditas Home Studio at 800 Zamia Ave.  We’ll invoke the sacred energy of Brahman, the Divine Presence that is everywhere and in everything, to heal the crown chakra with mantra.

You’re welcome to join us for this one even if you didn’t make it to the past sessions. An excellent time to center yourself before the holidays. Tickets are available here. 

Opening to love and compassion with the heart chakra

The mantra for the heart chakra (the fourth chakra) is available in my Free Healing Library. You can listen and chant along with the audio to support you in your practice at home in opening to love and compassion for yourself and others in your life.

Here is a quick look and reminder ofhealing the heart chakra. It can be used with the Free Healing Library audio of the mantra, invoking the god Krishna.

Healing with Mantra – All 7 Chakras

The Healing with Mantra Guidebook will be an easy-to-use guide that will be available in January/February.  It will provide you support in strengthening your practice at home in this healing work. At your own pace, on your own schedule.  

The first section on the root chakra as well as the accompanying audio will be made available to you FREE, for you to preview and use in December.

Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

The Fox Institute is thriving and David and I are happily preparing the two classes we will be teaching in February and March. I have included below a brief picture of the second path of four on the journey of inner work within Creation Spirituality.  This is the foundation of the Introduction to Creation Spirituality class that David and I will be teaching at the Fox Institute in February. Take a moment to be introduced to the Via Negativa.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS If you missed the post and review of the solar plexus chakra last week, you can still find it here. Use the Free Healing Library audio of the mantra invoking Durga to find your power, your strength, and your courage.

The Second Path of Creation Spirituality

The second of the 4 paths of Creation Spirituality is the Via Negativa. This is the path of darkness and silence, the path of grief and hitting bottom.

This pain that we experience can carry us to the depths. It can crack us open and stir things up.

The Via Negativa is also about stepping into the silence, in solitude. Letting go of all input from the outer and inner worlds. The place where we go in meditation.

Moving into the silence calms and centers us so that we can tap into that powerful force of Compassion. By being in touch with our own pain we can understand others and their pain with empathy —but only if we have learned to let go and let be.

An emptying occurs in the Via Negativa.  Within the emptiness, a deep power of listening emerges. A listening of both the heart and head.

A listening to our true self. A listening of what the world speaks to us.

Interested in finding out more about The Fox Institute of CreationSpiritualityClick here.

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave.
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

My house is buzzing with new activity and a new impulse.  For those of you missing Tap into Transformation, know that the tap floor is coming to life!  It’s being built in the basement of David’s and my  home on Zamia Ave. and it won’t be long until it’s ready to welcome you to classes.

I am grateful that Corey Kirschner has joined me and David in creating a new sacred dance space for our work within our home. Corey’s calm and steady presence is a joy to be around, and David and I are excited about the creative process and what is coming to life in order to serve our work together.

I’ll keep you updated on the progress and let you know when and how we will resume our tap events in the new year..

Healing With Mantra

I look forward to seeing you at the last Healing with Mantra group session in 2017 on December 2nd, 3:30-5 pm at the Viriditas Home Studio at 800 Zamia Ave.  We’ll invoke the sacred energy of Brahman, the Divine Presence that is everywhere and in everything. This will help you to let go of all that does not serve you and to reduce the stress in your day-to-day life, balancing the crown chakra.  So you can shine as a spirit being!

I’ll be using Douglas Fir Essential Oil in this session. Its refreshing aroma reminds us of the outdoors and will help to cleanse and purify all negative energies.  It will support us in creating an uplifting and positive mood within our sacred space and time together that you can carry forward into your week.

Even if you couldn’t join us for the other sessions, you’re welcome to join us for this one. An excellent time to care for yourself before the holidays. Tickets are available here.  

Did you miss the session on the third chakra?

Or would you love to revisit that one? The mantra for this chakra can support you in easing your stress and finding your radiant power and strength to take action.

Here’s a recap that will be helpful for your practice at home. It can be used with the audio called Healing Durga Mantra which you can find in the Free Healing Library on the doctorofthesoul website, invoking the goddess Durga.

Healing with Mantra – All 7 Chakras

I’m excited to tell you that The Healing with Mantra Guide Book  is coming along well. It will be an easy-to-use guide that can support you in strengthening your practice at home in this healing work. At your own pace, on your own schedule.

The first section on the root chakra will be made available to you FREE, for you to preview and use.  This will be ready in December.

Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

Finally, in closing, I have included below a brief picture of the first path of four on the journey of inner work within Creation Spirituality. This is the foundation of the class I will be teaching at the Fox Institute in February.  Take a moment to be introduced to the Via Positiva.  Enjoy!

Can’t wait to welcome you into my new Viriditas Home Studio soon.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  Were you busy last week?  Maybe you missed the post and review of the sacral chakra?  If you are feeling fatigued and need a boost of energy and creativity in life through balancing your sacral chakra, you can still find it here. Along with the audio of the mantra (Healing Saraswati Mantra) in the doctorofthesoul Free Healing Library.

The First Path of Creation Spirituality

The first of the 4 paths of Creation Spirituality is the Via Positiva.  This is the path of awe, wonder, joy, and delight in the world and in our lives.

What brings you joy in life?
Thomas Aquinas taught that “joy is the human’s noblest act.”  Are we engaged in this noblest act of humankind in our work, in our days, in our homes?  And in this, bringing joy to others we encounter.
Pausing to delight in moments of awe and wonder in the world can bring us great joy.  Bask in the beauty of the sunrise or delight in the inspiring sights of nature. Ignite your sense of awe and wonder in all that is life.

Interested in finding out more about The Fox Institute of CreationSpiritualityClick here. 

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave.
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

I just returned last night from Austin. I attended a three day retreat hosted by my Mantra teacher of over ten years, Russill Paul. What a glorious experience!

I feel so inspired to continue this work in Healing with Mantra. It is always so much more powerful to chant mantras in a community. Mantras are one of the best tools I have discovered to change my internal state. They help release negative patterns. They enable me to connect with the Divine, so I know that I am never alone.

I want to let you know that my last Healing with Mantra group session for 2017 is coming up on December 2nd. I’d LOVE to see you there!  Even if you couldn’t join us for the others, I think you’ll love coming for this one.

Tickets are available here.

At our session on December 2nd at the Viriditas Home Studio you’ll learn how to use mantra to let go and reduce your stress in the day-to-day aspect of life, so you can shine as a spirit being.  We’ll invoke the sacred energy of Brahman, the Divine Presence that is everywhere and in everything.  This will release the imbalances that you may be experiencing within the crown chakra.

Did you miss the session on the second chakra?

Or would you love to revisit that one? The second session can support you in finding your creative energy and letting go of any fatigue that may be troubling you.

I encourage you to explore the Healing Saraswati Mantra page on my Free Healing Library. The content on that page will be helpful for your practice at home. It can be used with the audio of the mantra for the sacral chakra invoking the goddess Saraswati. Click here to visit the Free Healing Library.  Also click here to go to my blog and get even more information about the sacral chakra and how to find more energy and creativity in your life.

Healing with Mantra – All 7 Chakras

I’m excited to tell you that I’m currently working on a project that brings together the Healing with Mantra of all 7 sessions in one lovely, easy-to-use guide that can be used to strengthen your practice at home in healing with mantra. At your own pace, on your own schedule.

I think this will be very helpful to you!  I’m aiming for this to be available by January/February.  Please contact me if you would like to be notified when this is available.

And, please share with your friends who would be interested.Thank you!

Viriditas Home Studio

The Viriditas Home Studio has been birthed and is now coming to life! I look forward to welcoming you into this new, sacred space in my home. It’s starting to radiate with life and joy as I’ve moved some pieces from the studio here. Check out the photo.

Fox Institute For Creation Spirituality

I’m also looking forward to the first course I will be teaching with David on Creation Spirituality in February.  A new phase in my life!

If you are curious about this course and Creation Spirituality, look below to explore more.  And, maybe I will see you in February!

I look forward to having you in my new Viriditas Home Studio soon.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

PS  If you missed the post last week about feeling safe and secure in life through healing your root chakra, you can still find it here.

What is Creation Spirituality?

Creation Spirituality is an ancient tradition, named and articulated in a dynamic way beginning in the 1970s by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox. Fox describes,

“Creation Spirituality is not a newly invented path, but for twentieth century Westerners it is a newly discovered path.”

It’s an integration of the wisdom of Eastern and Western spirituality along with global indigenous cultures, the emerging scientific understanding of the universe, and the passion of creativity.

In Creation Spirituality, our relationship with the Universe is a blessing and fills us with awe.  We experience the Divine in all things and all things are in the Divine.

God can take many forms and have different names.  We celebrate and embrace the wisdom that arises from the rich diversity within the Cosmos and expressed among us.

Our basic divine work in the world is compassion for ourselves and in shared interdependence with others.

Ecology is a local expression of compassion, and we commit to pass on the beauty and health of Creation to future generations.

Through the arts of meditation and silence, we cultivate a clarity of mind and move beyond fear………. into compassion and community.

Everyone of us is a mystic.
Everyone of us is an artist.
Everyone of us is a prophet.

Interested in finding out more about The Fox Institute of Creation SpiritualityClick here. 

Viriditas Weekly News

UPCOMING EVENTS
Healing With Mantra, Dec. 2nd, 3:30-5:00 pm, 800 Zamia Ave.
Introduction To Creation Spirituality, February 26 – March 2, 2018, Fox Institute.
Chanting the Wisdom Traditions, March 5 – March 9, 2018, Fox Institute

Dear Viriditas Community,

Happy Halloween! May you intimately connect with the spiritual world during this most holy of times…

I recently shared with you that the Viriditas Studio suffered extensive damage from sewage due to a clogged pipe. The carpet and the tap floor were both ruined and in need of replacement.

After careful consideration and deep reflection about the life of the studio, I have decided that it has had a good life, serving me and our community.  It is the right time now for it to close.  This is a bittersweet moment as I honor and cherish the incredible creative and healing work that has occurred in this sacred space over the past nine years.

When I first acquired the studio and spent time ensouling the space, I focused on making it a loving and supportive place for creativity, joy and healing. It was the place where I healed myself as I created and rehearsed Feathers On The Breath of God.
 

 

Over time I expanded my work.  I began to offer Tap Into Love, Tap Into Power For Life and Tap into Transformation with David, my new husband and creative partner.  It was an exciting, fun and happy time. I especially enjoyed creating all the spectacular promotional videos of me and David sharing the fun choreography we were developing. Remember the one with the hula skirts?! 

Last year I expanded the healing work to offer Healing with St. Hildegard and Healing with Mantra. I marveled as beautiful and powerful souls came each month to connect with this transformative and deeply healing work.

Although I am experiencing occasional waves of sadness at the closing of the studio, I see it as an opportunity for a new beginning. I have no doubt that the Divine means for me to let go of the studio. My life will be simpler and cheaper (!) and my current home will now become even more beautiful and powerful as it houses the work that is to come. I feel a new energy filling me, and I am thrilled with the changes I see happening at 800 Zamia Avenue in Boulder, Colorado. Ahhh to have my beloved Steinway right here in my living room! And you should have seen my son Joshua’s astonished and delighted face when he saw the glorious studio couch with all of the stunning pillows that Jeanny Russell created gracing our living room.

Changes to Current Programs

Going forward, Healing with Mantrathe last offering of the current series will happen in my home at 800 Zamia Avenue on December 2ndfrom  3:30-5pm.  We will be learning a mantra connected to our seventh chakra, the crown chakra. Please join us!  Invite your friends who would enjoy it!  Click here to purchase a ticket.

Don’t miss my blog post this week reviewing the Root Chakra and working with the Ganesh mantra from my Healing Library.  Click here to view the blog post.

Healing with St. Hildegard has been cancelled until the new year.

Tap into Transformation
 has been cancelled at this time. David and I are in the process of building a tap studio in our basement. We hope to have it finished by the end of the year! I will keep you posted.

Instead of five emails from me each month (Newsletter, Tap Into Transformation email, 3 Doctorofthesoul emails) you are now going to receive a weekly email each Tuesday.

Fox Institute of Creation Spirituality 

The Fox Institute’s Grand Opening in Boulder was a week ago and was filled with excitement, love, and enthusiasm as we launched the Institute into the world.  David and I were part of the panel discussions during the day on Saturday.  I was deeply moved to be part of a panel on the mystics together with FICS board member Ann Dean. My primary message to all those who attended was that we are all called to be mystics. I spoke in detail about my embracing the path of the mystic and all the healing, wonder, joy and creativity that has come to me because I answered this call. Here are some of the photos from the memorable weekend. 

David and I will be teaching two classes at the Institute in the new year:

Introduction To Creation Spirituality (February 26 – March 2):  This course will teach students the four paths of Creation Spirituality as well as principles associated with Creation Spirituality. Students will then look at the lives and works of the following mystics, artists and prophets through the lens of Creation Spirituality: Jose Hobday, Joanna Macy, M.C. Richards, The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. This course will conclude with the students investigating their own lives through the lens of Creation Spirituality.

Chanting the Wisdom Traditions (March 5 – March 9): In this course, we will use music, lyrics and movement from the world’s wisdom traditions to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and bring us together in community and celebration. The wisdom traditions we will tap into are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. Each day we will teach chants from one or two of these traditions. We will give the background story for each of the chants. The lyrics will be presented in the original language as well as in English. We will teach movements for some of the chants and will provide live musical accompaniment. This will enable students to take the chants deeply into their hearts and bodies. After practicing the chants, students will have opportunities to express their inner experience via drawing and journaling.

Come join us! Please contact Dean of Students, Carol Bennington at cbennington@foxinstitute-cs.org to join.  The sooner you do this the better. Remember there are books to read AND a paper to write before the class begins. Even if you are planning on auditing the class, you must fill out a brief registration form and do the reading and pre-paper. You do not need to write the post paper if you are auditing.

I will close this letter now with this poignant quote:

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.”  – Rumi

May we all continue to pray only for knowledge of God’s will for us, so we know what to hold on to and what to let go of.

In Viriditas,
Jeannine Goode-Allen

Viriditas Newsletter, October

Dear Viriditas Community,

May the light of your soul guide you.

May the light of your soul bless the work you do with the secret love and warmth of your heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.

May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light, and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.

May your work never weary you.

May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration, and excitement.

May you be present in what you do.

May you never become lost in the bland absences.

May the day never burden.

May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.

May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected.

May your soul calm, console, and renew.  – John O’Donohue

As most of you know, I recently walked into the Viriditas Studio to find part of the carpet and tap floor soaked in sewage water. YUK! It took a while to find out what was wrong. OK… A clogged pipe…. It is now unclogged (ah the relief!) and the repairs have begun. The studio will be closed for a while as we undertake extensive restoration and the laying of a new floor and carpet. Tap Into Transformation scheduled for October 20th as well as Healing With St. Hildegard, on November 4th, have been canceled. David and I hope to have the studio back up and running for Tap Into Tranformation on November 17th. We will keep you posted!

Through all of this, I have had a chance to reconnect with the meaning of the studio in my life. The studio has been the home of some incredible creative and healing work. No one has articulated the spiritual possibilities of the work of the Viriditas Studio better than John O’Donohue in the above blessing. It is from his book: Anam Cara: A Book Of Celtic Wisdom. Anam Cara has been on my book shelf for many years and I turn to it again and again as a source of great comfort, strength and beauty.

Hence, my delight when I showed up last Friday for the blessing and smudging of the office and classroom space for the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality. At the closing of the ritual, the Dean of Students, Carol Bennington, read John O’Donohue’s Blessing from Anam Cara! I could feel  “the secret love and warmth” of all of the staff, faculty and students of the Fox Institute come into the space. My heart melted with joy.

The Fox Institute is officially opening its doors this week! There have been so many moving pieces to juggle, and I am in awe of the flexibility, love, strength and ENTHUSIASM of the team of people working to launch this amazing institution. The teaching schedule is a magnificent and massive rubix cube. Faculty and students are coming from all over the country and world to teach and study. The board has decided to slow down the pace a bit, and the Institute is now offering 26 instead of 46 classes for the year.

The two classes that David and I are now scheduled to teach are:

Introduction To Creation Spirituality (February 26 – March 2):  This course will teach students the four paths of Creation Spirituality as well as principles associated with Creation Spirituality. Students will then look at the lives and works of the following mystics, artists and prophets through the lens of Creation Spirituality: Jose Hobday, Joanna Macy, M.C. Richards, The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. This course will conclude with the students investigating their own lives through the lens of Creation Spirituality.

Chanting the Wisdom Traditions (March 5 – March 9): In this course, we will use music, lyrics and movement from the world’s wisdom traditions to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and bring us together in community and celebration. The wisdom traditions we will tap into are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and the wisdom of Indigenous Peoples. Each day we will teach chants from one or two of these traditions. We will give the background story for each of the chants. The lyrics will be presented in the original language as well as in English. We will teach movements for some of the chants and will provide live musical accompaniment. This will enable students to take the chants deeply into their hearts and bodies. After practicing the chants, students will have opportunities to express their inner experience via drawing and journaling.

I will be sharing more information about these classes in the months ahead. For those of you wanting to take the classes, please contact Dean of Students, Carol Bennington at cbennington@foxinstitute-cs.org. The sooner you do this the better. Remember there are books to read AND a paper to write before the class begins. Even if you are planning on auditing the class, you must fill out a brief registration form and do the reading and pre-paper. You do not need to write the post paper if you are auditing.

This coming Saturday, October 21st is the Grand Opening. There will be a free Open House from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Stop by the classrooms at the south entrance to the First Congregational Church of Boulder, directly across the street from 1st Bank on Broadway between Spruce and Pine. Faculty will be present to share a taste of the FICS pedagogy – from seminar-like panel discussions to short art-as-meditation experientials. The staff will be available to answer questions and to give tours of the classrooms and our newly remodeled staff offices in the historic carriage house, also behind the church. David will be part of a panel discussing The Four Paths of Creation Spirituality and yours truly will be part of a panel discussing The Mystics.

On October 21st in the evening the school is hosting a Grand Opening Gala at the Hotel Boulderado from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. Come be a part of this very important birth. Not only will you experience a joyful celebration, you will be a part of the very foundation of the Fox Institute. The evening program at the historic Boulderado includes messages of hope through reinvention of work and education, a three-course meal, a sampling of silent auction items and dancing to Mass Hipsteria, an eleven-piece band that includes lead singer, you guessed it, DAVID SHARP!!! David and I would greatly appreciate your presence and support. If you would like to attend the Gala, please call the school at: 720-880-3427.

In conclusion, I want to let you know that I will be in Austin, Texas from November 03 – 05. I will be attending a three day retreat hosted by my mantra teacher, Russill Paul and his wife Asha. This retreat will give me the opportunity to go deeper into The Yoga of Sound, The Mastery of Mantra and The Tantric Path. I greatly look forward to sharing the fruits of this retreat with all of you. Mark your calendars! Our next Healing With Mantra will be on December 2nd from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

All right dear ones. I close with this quote that I have taped onto the back of my tea cabinet in my kitchen:

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” –anonymous

May we all listen to that quiet voice…..

In Viriditas,
Jeannine

Tap Into Transformation, September

THE BEST DINNER PARTY IN TOWN!

WHERE ELSE IN BOULDER CAN YOU…
Become the tap dancer you’ve always dreamt of being?    
Enjoy good food and great conversation?
Connect with others in playful and artistic activities?

TAP INTO TRANSFORMATION
THAT’S WHERE!

This Month’s Theme:

SEPTEMBER

September 15, 2017    
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Viriditas Studio    
4939 N. Broadway, Unit 65
Boulder, CO 80304

WE WILL TEACH YOU TAP STEPS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
WE PROVIDE TAP SHOES

To Reserve Tickets:
1-888-612-8189
Or online: www.viriditasllc.com
$25.00 At the door
$20.00 Online or phone reservation

Ticket includes dinner